It's certainly shaping up to be a great year to be a prog fan, with another mammoth tour announced today! Yep - Sydney’s independent instrumental progressive powerhouse PLINI announces his Australia and New Zealand headline tour in October.
Renowned all around the globe for his virtuosic tendencies, the incomparable PLINI composes, plays guitar, records, produces and manages his unique brand of instrumental progressive rock - all from a bedroom studio. And if the proof isn't already in the sonic pudding with critical and peer acclaim (including being labelled in 2017 by MusicRadar as one of the best prog guitarists that year), Plini rocks a signature guitar with Strandberg Guitars, as well as endorsement deals with Yahama Music, Dunlop, D’Addario and Fractal Audio. These upcoming shows in October will be PLINI’S only Australian and New Zealand shows for 2019 before he heads back to the studio to work on a new album to be released in 2020 - so definitely hop on this opportunity to catch him in action.
The shows will feature a rare and intimate live set that has been honed around the world since his last national Australian tour in September 2018, with supports from: JAKUB ZYTECKI (POLAND), DAVE MACKAY (UK) and NICK JOHNSTON (CANADA) who is also performing the New Zealand leg with HEAVY METAL NINJAS (NZ).
And if that wasn't enough - before each Australian show, Plini, Nick Johnston and Jakub Zytecki will also be hosting a Masterclass and Q&A session, offering a rare opportunity to get inside the minds of some of the world's premiere guitarists. Tickets will go on sale Friday 24 May at 9am AEST time at plini.co/aus-nz
BY TIANA SPETER